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Synthesis and Study of Main Chain Chalcone Polymers Exhibiting Nematic Phases

Author Affiliations

  • 1 Chemistry Department, Faculty of Science, The M.S. University of Baroda, Vadodara, Gujarat, INDIA

Res. J. Recent Sci., Volume 1, Issue (ISC-2011), Pages 122-127,(2012)


The mesogenic main chain polymers of general structure-I were synthesized and their different properties are studied. All the polymers exhibit nematic phases. Classical nematic textures are observed in these polymers. None of the dihydroxy, amino-hydroxy or dicarboxy compounds shows liquid crystalline properties. The role of flexible methylene spacers, degree of polymerization and central linkage on exhibition of all the polymers is discussed. All the polymers are characterized by standard methods.


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